Now we all love a cake and the kids love nothing more than getting in there and mixing and decorating. I love a good cake and love making them but find for the kids, these kits are perfect because they can just crack on and do what they like.
Fiddes Payne are about to launch a new range of cake and biscuit kits in partnership with Crayola. When we had a delivery that included one of each kit the kids and I were both very excited to try them out.
These kits are set to be available in UK Sainsbury’s stores from the 4th of September 2016, priced at £2.30 per kit and I must say are well worth a look.
We were a little late in getting our bake on as we have been away but on the last day of the holidays we decided that we would make “Crayola Crafty Cooks Rainbow Sprinkles Cupcakes”.
The kids love to get messy so I enticed Libby in to the kitchen to help with the cake baking.
She was very impressed with the contents of the box, as was I to be honest.
The packing is very striking and the instructions are easy to follow. I was there in a supervising adult role with the “hot hot hot” (Big Cook, Little Cook have a lot to answer for) roles delegated to me.
The paper cases come in four different colours, Red, Green, Blue and Yellow, which instantly caused the debate of who would have which cake. Blue for the boys, Red for the girls but who would have the Green and Yellow?
Like the cake mixes before you pop everything in a bowl and mix. This was the first cake I have made like this where you add oil rather than butter but it did make the mixing a lot less messy.
Once beaten you add “The Rainbow Sprinkles” and mix gently.
Then you spread the mixture between your cases. I would love to show you a picture of that art but due to me allowing Penny to get involved at this point it got very messy and I had more cake mix on me than the cases.
After a short while in the oven and the kids awaiting the kitchen timer beeping, while camping out in front of the cooker we took the cakes out. All different sizes but then that’s the joy of baking with kids.
While the cakes were cooling we made the icing. I wish I could share the excitement noises they made when the water was added. Banana Yellow and Slime Green icing makes for two super excited little girls. The colours were so vibrant and were simply Crayola Yellow and Green.
We decided on water icing over the butter icing as it was easier for them to do but also because I am rubbish with a piping bag an nozzle.
Half an hour of quiet and the icing was drying for decoration.
Penny and Libby sat while the icing dried with a icing pen each and warmed up the tube and then they were given four cakes each to decorate.
They had great fun and the cakes were “Licious” and “Beautiful”. I do love these kits and can’t wait to give the “Crayola Crafty Cooks Yummy Wildlife Friends Gingerbread Kit” a go. (Waiting for the delivery of a new baking sheet before we give them a try.)